July 11: Sunday Mets Links and Open Thread
MetsGazette – Jason Adamowicz didn’t like the idea of batting Jose Reyes in the #2 hole… He thought it was another example of mismanaging injured players. Keep in mind, Jason Adamowicz turned out to be 100% correct.
Bergen Record – Oh, Jose Reyes injured himself while playing hurt? Is it July already?
MetsToday – According to Joe Janish, Mike Pelfrey’s “dead arm” is actually a subtle mechanical flaw. Do you think Dan Warthen knows how to turn on a computer? Let’s hope so…
MetsBlog – Jerry Manuel claims Carlos Beltran will bat cleanup when he returns. This is the same Jerry Manuel that delayed putting Ike Davis in the #4 hole because he believed once he hit cleanup he couldn’t be moved back down in the order. Anyone else remember that?
And here is Jose Reyes explaining his decision to withdraw from the All-Star Game:
The Mets (47-40) look to avoid a sweep today, as they take on the surging Atlanta Braves (52-35). Johan Santana (6-5, 3.15) faces Derek Lowe (9-7, 4.40). First pitch at 1:10pm.
Note: Why is Jason Bay sitting on the day before the All-Star break in a game against the division leader? Seriously, I’m asking because I haven’t heard anything about it.
Bonehead moves this week:
1. Playing reyes injured
2. Skipping Tak when Pel has a dead arm
3. Cora was big spark but he gets no PT
4. Bullpen use …whole subject.